Gartner Research

Follow These Five Simple Steps to Rationalize and Renovate Your IT Infrastructure

Published: 07 August 2017

ID: G00337818

Analyst(s): David Cappuccio , Philip Dawson

Summary

Infrastructure modernization is a necessary but often costly undertaking in the data center and off-premises. I&O leaders should follow these simple techniques to rationalize and renovate existing IT systems to deliver a more agile environment using commercial off-the-shelf infrastructure.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Address Random Server Proliferation and Decide How Best to Reassign Your Inventory of Assets
  • Develop Common Management Tools and Processes
  • Reduce the Number of Common Locations Across an Infrastructure
  • Don't Just Consolidate Physical Infrastructure; Renovate Your Processes Through Workload Consolidation, Added Automation and Upgrading Service Schedules
  • Rationalize the Variety and Type of Items Within Your Infrastructure

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